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eBay Strobe Kit?

 
egordon99
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Aug 29, 2009 17:35 |  #1

http://cgi.ebay.com …3D12%26po%3DLVI​%26ps%3D54 (external link)

What's the catch? I realize each strobe isn't very powerful (160w/s) but it seems like you are getting a crazy amount of stuff for under $400.

How would this compare to one of the Calumet Genesis sets?




  
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Aug 30, 2009 13:19 |  #2

Anybody?

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Aug 30, 2009 14:41 as a reply to  @ egordon99's post |  #3

The one serious observation I would make about this kit is that the monolight has a built in reflector. If you are looking to use this with the softboxes shown in the ad, I would question the evenness of the illumination unless the reflector is wide enough to cover the face of the softbox. As an example the new Profoto D1 monolights which have a built in reflector have an accessory frosted glass dome to spread the light when used in a softbox. The other alternative is for the softbox to have an inner diffusion panel as well as the face panel...but this setup will rob power. The lights themselves look like others I have seen from other sources.

I have no experience with Mr. Kaeser's products, but search this an other forums for more information before you make your decision.

As to the Calumet Genesis, I think you would be much better off to go that route.
Two Genesis 200s plus two umbrellas and stands would cost you about the same. You can always add softboxes (and better ones) as you go. The is a very long thread on the Photography on the Net lighting forum about the Genesis lights. I am now considering a 200 myself over the Elinchrom D-lites because of the fan cooling in the Genesis.




  
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